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Dec 2, 2019

Burglar Caught in the Act; Now Recovering in the Hospital

Joseph Myvett

An intruder was caught red-handed and chopped up inside the house he was stealing from. Police say that a man is in the hospital recovering from chop wounds when the owner of the property where he was stealing caught him and chopped him. The incident happened on Saturday night around seven o’clock in Trinidad village in the north. ACP Joseph Myvett tells us more.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crime Investigation Branch

“Upon their arrival, they observed one Gumercindo Eck, forty-five-year-old of Trinidad Village in Orange Walk, with various chop wounds to the body. He is still there admitted in a stable condition. What police know so far is that one Nasim Cantun, twenty-eight-year-old of Trinidad Village had entered his home shortly after six p.m., where he encountered Mr. Eck inside his home and a struggle ensued which resulted in him inflicting those injuries to Mr. Eck. He also noticed that a number of his items and tools were missing from his home and later recovered just behind the yard.”


Myvett says that the investigation will be prepared and submitted to the D.P.P.  for further directives in this case.

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